Friday — July 19, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the New York Times discusses women in the space program in light of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Ad Council puts out PSAs about girls in STEM for the upcoming Angry Birds Movie 2, NSF funds STEM field trips to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, and a dean from …


Thursday — July 18, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, The REC Foundation announces the VEX Robotics World Championship will be heading back to Dallas from 2021-2024, the University of Washington announces veteran data science leader and professor Magdalena Balazinska will take over as the director of its Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and Minecraft Earth rolls out in beta in London and Seattle. Click …


REC Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission Announce the VEX Robotics World Championship Returning to Dallas for 2021-2024

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The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Dallas Sports Commission is announcing today at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas that the REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will return to Dallas from 2021 through 2024. The REC Foundation’s VEX Robotics World Championship, recognized by the Guinness Book of World …


Wednesday — July 17, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing is celebrated through real-time live streams and projections on the Washington Monument, a new study suggests that girls’ excelling at reading comparatively to boys may contribute to the STEM gender gap, RIT receives an NSF grant to help other institutions land STEM grants, and America Makes set up …


Univ. of Washington names veteran data scientist Magdalena Balazinska to lead booming computer science school into new era (GeekWire)

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Professor Magdalena Balazinska has long been considered a leader in data management and data science at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Balazinska is also a well-regarded researcher and educator, and she was just named the next leader of the prominent and rapidly-growing UW computer science school. After 13 years at the UW, Balazinska will take …


Tuesday — July 16, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Girl Scouts release 42 new badges in cybersecurity, coding, space exploration, citizen science and more; a poll commissioned by LEGO finds American kids are more interested in being YouTubers than astronauts, the Inventing Tomorrow documentary following students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to debut on 7/28, what can we learn from the closing of Silicon Valley’s …


New PSAs Featuring The Angry Birds Movie 2 Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM (Ad Council)

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The Ad Council has joined forces with Sony Pictures Animation/Rovio Entertainment’s The Angry Birds Movie 2 to inspire young girls to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to envision, invent and create a better world. The new PSAs (public service advertisements) are an extension of the Ad Council’s She Can STEM campaign, which encourages girls to pursue their STEM passions by challenging obsolete …


Monday — July 15, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, codebreaker and computer science pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen to be placed on the UK’s new 50 pound note, the sudden re-location of the NIFA from DC to Kansas City has federal science research workers scrambling, Vernier ST announces new coding partnerships, Columbus State University’s UTeach program receives $1.8M grant from NSF for STEM teacher scholarships, and …


Friday — July 12, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the 2019 Congressional App Challenge is officially underway, Google launches Code with Google teacher resources, how coding and entrepreneurship is building a path from prison to employment, a look at Base 11’s STEM internship programs, dozens of universities collaborate on climate action initiative, Huntington Ingalls sponsors the National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative, and what having more women …


Thursday — July 11, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Facebook releases its latest diversity report and commits to doubling its female workforce in 5 years, a new report finds highly skilled freelance workers have contributed $135B to the economy, Amazon commits $700M into upskilling its workforce, Twitter announces apprenticeship program to diversity its engineering & data science teams, and NYU Tandon hosts free STEM summer workshop …


Wednesday — July 10, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, a study in the UK found that 1/3 of LGBTQ+ scientists have considered leaving their jobs because of their workplace environment, IUPUI’s summer Girls STEM Institute continues to grow in year 6, Chobani’s Food Tech Residency program guides emerging ag tech startups, Code.org expands its micro-credentialing program to help computer science teachers, and what does career ready in middle school …


Facebook Sets Goal to Double Female Workforce in Five Years (Bloomberg)

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Facebook Inc. unveiled new diversity goals on Tuesday, including an effort to double the number of female employees globally over the next five years, and double the number of black and Hispanic employees in the U.S. The world’s largest social media company also wants half of its U.S. workforce to be from underrepresented groups by 2024. “We envision a company where …


Tuesday — July 9, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Challenge Center releases the rest of Christa McAuliffe’s “lost” STEM lessons from space, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf expands the PAsmart STEM and workforce initiative, NYC teachers review its Amplify Science core curriculum, and Mashea Ashton from the Digital Pioneers Academy shares how schools stuck in 2G can help students adapt to a 5G world in The74. …


Monday — July 8, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the LGBTQ+ community recognizes #LGBTSTEMday on July 5th, how a University of Arizona program is helping veterans succeed in STEM, college teams from across the U.S. raced down to Austin this past weekend for the Formula Sun Grand Prix, Chevron funds STEM scholarships at Colorado Northwestern Community College, and how a teacher in Oklahoma approaches teaching climate change in …


Wednesday — July 3, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, everything you need to know about the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, senators introduce bill to expand GI benefits for veterans in STEM fields, how pre-school teachers leverage curiosity in early STEM exploration, how a Mississippi State program is diversifying computer science in the state, and the tech industry urges the Supreme Court to extend anti-discrimination protections …


Prepping Middle Schoolers for 21st Century Careers (Chief Learning Officer)

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When thinking about their childhood education, most Americans remember science and math as part of the curriculum. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are integral for childhood education development. Yet, the STEM skills gap still exists today with more and more industries in need of STEM skill talent. Ashley Szofer is senior director of communication and partnerships at STEMconnector, a …


Tuesday — July 2, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Boston University provost Jean Morrison testified to the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about combating sexual harassment in higher education by federally funded researchers in STEM, how a California school district has approached redesigning their STEM education offerings, 1and 00Kin10 goes on a STEM Summer Roadtrip profiling cool science centers across the U.S. in …


Monday — July 1, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Alphabet’s drone company Wing is on a hiring spree ahead of U.S. expansion, Women in Sensors Engineering (WISE) group showcases women in engineering issues at the Sensors Expo ‘19 in San Jose, Cleveland State Community College lands STEM grant from DENSO, and Reinhardt University earns $1M grant through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Click here for the full 7/1 …


Discrimination Drives LGBT+ Scientists to Think About Quitting (Scientific American)

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Nearly one-third of physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities in the United Kingdom have considered leaving their jobs because of their workplace climate, suggests a survey. And 18% who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or from other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) said they had experienced harassment, bullying or exclusionary behaviour in the workplace. That figure rises to 32% for …


Friday — June 28, 2019 STEMdaily

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In 6/28 STEMdaily, Microsoft Education and NASA have created eight new lesson plans to teach students about the challenges of living in space, Wonder Workshop debuts coding and robotics tools for teachers using Dash and Dot in the classroom, the DENSO foundation announces $1M+ in grants to 26 colleges and universities in North America, MIT president warns of potential toxic environment …